Victor Walker purchased this Toyota Mark 2 used for $18,500 (including all on-road costs) in 2021. Victor Walker would buy this car again because: “Can’t help but love a 1JZ, the noise is intoxicating and the car is so much fun to drive, solid Toyota reliability and parts aren’t actually too hard to find new. It gets loads of looks, questions and comments/compliments, rare JDM fun”
Aside from a few age issues (19 yrs) the overall reliability has been fantastic, the car feels more well made and solid than my last car (2011 VE SS-V). Toyota can still supply majority of the parts for it new
It feels really nice to have something unique that only a few people with a well-trained eye will know about, it’s been such a great car to own and drive to work every day. It just needs cruise control and I’d be over the moon happy
It was priced at the lower end of JDM Toyotas with a JZ engine, and considering how rare it is (1357 built) I feel like I got a good deal. For a car of its age it’s very very well equipped
Legendary 1JZ power plant, JZX110 performance chassis from Toyota’s peak engineering time period, for a 1.5-tonne car it’s glued to the road.
Fuel economy is horrible however, 65L tank and I’m lucky to see 550kms out of it. Smiles per gallon, anyone?
It misses out on some practicality features like cruise control, but I’m addressing that shortly. It has swing air vents, an overhead air purifier, lots of puddle lights for ambience which is nice. It has a very ahead of its time interior
It’s on coilovers so the ride can be a tad firm sometimes, but it’s not too bad for comfort, good enough for daily duties.
Its handling characteristics were definitely a surprise for a big wagon, it feels very connected with the road
Don’t be scared to own something different. JDM cars are an appreciating asset and it really shines through how bland the cars we get here in Australia brand new can be.